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Nearly two-thirds of the Southern Tier is covered by forests that are amongst the most valuable and productive in the world. But the value of our forests extends well beyond that of the trees! Our diverse woodlands provide countless environmental, social and economic benefits to our communities, including clean water, renewable energy, and a scenic wooded landscape. The SCNY Natural Resources program works with broad audiences to both utilize and protect our precious forest resources.

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Chainsaw Safety

Find resources to help you choose a chainsaw that's right for you, and guidelines for using it safely and effectively, here on our Chainsaw Safety page.

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Woodlot Management

Visit our section of pages on Woodlot Management for resources that can help you make your woods healthier and more productive.

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Timber Income

You can benefit financially from your woodlot. Check out how on our page.

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Forest Farming

Shiitake mushrooms are one of the valuable crops that forest owners can cultivate in their woods, along with fruits, nuts, and berries.

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Enjoying Wildlife in the Forest

Forests give us a wonderful opportunity to see and enjoy wildlife. Learn how to protect the wildlife as you enjoy it.

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Heating With Wood

When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.

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Last updated July 15, 2016